Wednesday, November 14, 2007

[The Chosun Ilbo, November 9 2007] Researchers Unveil Korea's First Emotional Robot

The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) on Thursday said it has developed Korea's first emotional robots. Kobie and Rabie show emotional reactions, play English word games and even respond to touching.

Kobie looks like a fluffy koala, stretching his body and making a contented sound when gently stroked. It can recognize human faces, make eye contact, and express seven emotions through motions and sounds, including joy, shyness and shock.

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